Shakou Barrington

4.7
885 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian

About

Shakou Barrington, one of the Top 10 Asian Eateries in Chicago, brings you a trendy modern Asian cuisine restaurant featuring a “city vibe” in the suburbs atmosphere. You do not want to miss the succulence, style and sophistication of the dining experience at Shakou. The incredibly talented Shakou chefs have mastered the art of producing the menu’s tasteful innovations that offer something for everyone, including vegetarian and gluten free diners! The quality and freshness of every ingredient that goes into the Shakou Signature menu items is unparalleled in the industry. Shakou’s menu will satisfy sushi connoisseurs and novices alike. For the land-lover, Shakou offers contemporary versions of some Asian classics including Teriyaki, Tempura and Katsu. From the impressive wine and cocktail list to the diverse dining and delectable dessert options, everyone will be amazed with the dining experience at Shakou! Call to book today!
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The waitress was very nice and knowledgeable. She had excellent suggestions and the food quality was great. I would definitely come back.

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Tina
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time! Quiet night. Great service!

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vipVickiM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except that it was VERY dark in the restaurant.

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vipJamesB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Highly recommended

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WillS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite lunch spot for us. Love the bento lunches.

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JohnW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a terrific dinner in New Years Eve! The service was friendly and although it was a busy night, very timely and with a smile. The food was some of the best I’ve ever had - even better than some 5 star restaurants we’ve enjoyed! Great way to start the new year! Will definitely visit again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food for New Years Eve dinner. The sashimi was out of the world fresh and drinks were delicious as always. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner. Food was fantastic as always and our server Alex was awesome! She made our last dinner of the year super.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food was great but very pricy and we waited a long time for appetizers and our meal. Our waiter was good but I think he had too many tables because we didn’t see him often.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall a very enjoyable experience with great food and atmosphere that made our special occasion definitely one to remember. Thanks Shakou.

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MarkM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very quick seating. Rocket fast appetizers with a really fun waitress!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Have had two great experiences prior to this sub-par one. My wife and I ordered our drinks, two cokes. They have Pepsi. Switch to Dr Pepper. They taste like seltzer water. Ask them to see if it's low on syrup, they return after a bit to say that they are out of Dr Pepper syrup... Oh well, we just stick with water. Shortly after first ordering drinks, we ordered some sushi rolls. A bit after, we order an appetizer and our dinners. At least 30 minutes goes by with nothing. My wife is pregnant and getting very hangry. I flag down our waiter and ask about our food, ANY of our food. He apologizes and says the kitchen is very backed up, but he'll check on it. Meanwhile, tables around us that sat down after us are getting food. Waiter comes back with our appetizer. At least it's something. 15 minutes or so more go by, and out comes our dinners. Everything is very tasty. After finishing our dinners, I'm about to ask for the check and for the sushi to be taken off our bill, when lo and behold, here comes our rolls! Ordered first, and received last, wtf? Very disappointed with the rolls. Did not make for a very good dessert... Don't think I'll be returning any time soon. Plenty of other restaurants at this price point.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 2nd time to dine there. This time it’s my birthday. I wish there was a valet parking especially when it’s winter and you have Little kids. But overall it was a good experience. I would recommend

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DavidA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food.

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diggity
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for her birthday, she loves sushi. Had a great meal, she loved the sushi, I loved the steak. Would definitely come back. Service was very helpful and attentive.

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vipAmandaM
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is amazing! Drinks and food are pricey but very good!

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Viper
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for something new to try for our anniversary. Found this restaurant through the gift cards available through Costco. Food was excellent. The short rib was to die for and the tempura very light. We did not try the sushi as we don't like raw fish, but the cooked stuff was amazing

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Sassy1
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not our first time dining at Shakou. Food and service were amazing as always! Would recommend for a date night or a night out with the girls.

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CaroleM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the restaurant and our waiter! We were seated in a booth across from the north wall of windows. Pretty cold! The cushions there really sink in so it was a little awkward sitting there. With that being said, the food was excellent and the waiter was as well. We will definitely be back, but will simply request a different spot.

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RandallS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience every time! Great service too!

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WadeS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

one of my favorite Asian places. watch out for the seafood Miso ...it was spicy as heck...unexpected. that was the only downside of my meal. The maki roles were all outstanding.

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KateK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good but so overpriced. If you like service with a bad attitude this place is for you! We won't be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Disappointed that I put on the reservation that it was a birthday celebration and they said nothing.

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vipImpressed
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food. They seem to do a good job hiring and training wait staff.

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JackieR
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere! Plus our server was great and attentive. We love another sushi place, but now this has become our #1 place! Everything we ordered was yummy! We will be back very soon!

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vipdcartwr
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Still nice in the winter but I must admit I like their rooftop venue better. Shakou's food n service is top notch as usual.

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Kbakes8504
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time going and it was the best sushi we have ever had! Such a large menu and great variety, everything was amazing! Definitely will be back!

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ChristyMul
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family came in from out of state for a birthday celebration. The Food, as always, was amazing! Can't wait to return for future celebrations.

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vipJacque
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous wait staff. Great food selection. Very loud and noisy. Hard to have an intimate conversation. Go for the food. Outstanding!

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KeithK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service ...great food!

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vipKevinW
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite sushi place in all of America!! Creative menu and great food!

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JaneA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recommended to go to this restaurant because of the delicious food and the ambiance. My friend and I had such a wonderful time. We enjoyed the food and really enjoyed the drinks. We were a bit bummed since it was raining, we couldn't really tell how the outside patio looked like. We both agreed that we would have to come back again especially when the weather is nicer. The hostess on the 1st floor and 2nd floor were friendly. Our server, Joseph, was absolutely fantastic. My friend and I sat there for several hours ordering drinks and chatting, and not once did Joseph seem irritated that we were taking up the table. He was as friendly as can be and checked in on us regularly. I can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a date. A little loud, but was still manageable. Staff was good, lots of sushi for the price IMO. Fish was fresh! Great place. (ps. Try the lychee martini, awesome!)

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OmarD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, way better than I expected. Our waitress was very nice to us, and always making sure that everything was at the top of the line at our table. Definitely going back, and I will recommend this restaurant 100%

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BarringtonRunner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server was nice. Drinks are good. Not good choices for vegans. Freezing cold and super loud. Won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant we. It’s amazing

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TroyP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shakou is a favorite of mine. The food is fantastic, drinks are incredible, atmosphere is sublime, and service is outstanding.

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience and service were excellent! I truly enjoyed everything and look forward to returning when the weather gets warm again.

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BridgeportTracy
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was almost too loud. Although we made our reservation that same day and I understand it was a busy day, it was not appealing to be the first table in the door next to the hostess stand. Maybe that was the only available table at the time, but if we were given the choice we probably would have waited a few minutes to have a better location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Music in foreground rather than background making conversation difficult

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Shakou Barrington is rated 4.7 stars by 885 OpenTable diners.